"Konnichiwa" and "Kite kurete arigato" were the words of the day last Monday when 17 tweens arrived at the Grandview Branch. In their program Journey to Japan, they perfected their origami folding, practiced with chopsticks, and made (and ate) candy sushi.
When was the last time that you went a day without using your iPod, cell phone, computer, or television? You can't remember a time like that? Yeah, that's what we thought. Okay, not just us-- that's what the American Library Association thought when they launched Teen Tech Week.
Um, if you're already using electronic devices, why would you need a week to remind you to do that? You don't. You might enjoy seeing how the library can work with you to make your online experience richer.
This week, March 6-12, is Teen Tech Week. Many teens don’t know about the non-print resources available to them at their libraries and on their libraries websites. This week is aimed at getting that information out to the teens. Here is what the ALA (American Library Association) says about Teen Tech Week:
Working at the library has opened my mind to so many new resources. Being a senior in high school, I've been busy writing papers all year long. I was writing a research paper for school earlier this semester, and my topic was "the negative effects of texting on society." While chatting with some of my co-workers, they brought up the Research Databases that the library has to offer online.
With the tragedies happening in Japan, I wonder if you know that you can learn how to speak Japanese through the Japanese Language Club at our Antioch Branch. Each session covers conversational phrases and reading. Often textbooks are based on what is being written or what "should" be said. This group will focus on what actually "is" said! Join us, whether you are a complete beginner or advanced speaker. The effects of the earthquake and the subsequent tragedies are going to be felt for a long time.